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  • Satish Kumar Luthra ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute


Kufri Uday, Variety, table potato, early maturity, red skin, high yield, late blight, keeping quality, North Indian Plains


ABSTRACT: Kufri Uday is an early maturing, main season, high yielding table potato variety suitable for cultivation in
North Indian plains (Northern, Central, and Eastern plains). It is a clonal selection from the cross between CIP387521.3 √
Aphrodite. Its plants are medium tall and vigorous with field resistance to late blight. It produces attractive red coloured
ovoid tubers with shallow eyes, yellow flesh, and a mealy texture. The new variety possesses 18-19% tuber dry matter
and very good keeping quality. It is fertilizer responsive and capable of yielding 36–38 t/ha under optimum agronomical


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  • Satish Kumar Luthra, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute


Kumar V, Luthra SK, Bhardwaj V and Singh BP (2014) Indian potato varieties and their salient features. Technical Bulletin No. 78 (Revised), ICAR-CPRI, Shimla, HP, 64p

Lal M, Luthra SK, Gupta VK and Kumar M (2020) Screening of potato genotypes against Phytophthora infestans causing late blight of potato under subtropical plains of India. Indian Journal of Horticulture 77(2):322-327

Luthra SK, Pande PC and Singh BP (2004) Perspective planning for developing potatoes for export. In: Processing & Export Potentials of Indian Potatoes (Eds. SM Paul Khurana, BP Singh, SK Luthra, NR Kumar, Devendra Kumar and Dinesh Kumar). Proceedings of International Potato Conference & Fest-2004, ICAR-CPRI Campus, Modipurarm, Meerut, UP, India, Indian Potato Association, Shimla, pp18-27

Luthra SK, Gupta VK, Tiwari JK, Kumar V, Bhardwaj V, Sood S, Dalamu, Kaur RP, Kumar R, Vanishree G, Kumar D, Mhatre P and Chakrabarti SK (2020) Potato Breeding in India. CPRI Technical Bulletin No 74 (revised), ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, 214p.

Luthra SK, Gupta VK, Rawal S, Bandana, Kumar V, Sood S, Pandey NK, Bhardwaj VB, Rathore A, Kadian MS, Baruah S and Mohanty S (2022) Unica or Yusi map: a unique potato variety with agro-ecological resilience across countries. World Potato Congress.30 May-2 June, 2022, Ireland. Abstract book, p214.

Pandey SK, Shekhawat GS and Sarkar D (2000) Quality attributes of Indian potatoes for export: priorities and possibilities. Potato Journal (Formerly J Indian Potato Assoc.) 27:103-11

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Rawal S, Mankar P, Dua VK, Kumar D, Malik K, Luthra SK, Lal M, Singh S, Lekshmanan DK, Das B and Chakrabarti SK (2021) Good agricultural practices for the production of potato crop. E-book, ICAR-CPRI, Shimla, HP Website, 219p






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